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What makes a Chabad tallis distinct from a standard wool tallis?

Chabad has a tendency to do things their own way, and the Chabad tallis is no exception. The Chabad tallis features extra striping and each corner has a second tzitzit hole. Chabad tzitzis tying method uses an innovation of placing the shamash through the second, lower hole, acting as an anchor to keep the tzitzis [...]

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Tallit Questions & Answers

We get about a dozen inquiries a week with tallit, tallit sizing and tallit atara questions. That adds up to a whole lot of tallit and tzitzit questions over the years. Since you may be wondering some of the same things, we compiled two dozen questions and wrote brief answers. Tallit QuestionsWhat type of tallit [...]

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How do Benè Romì tie tzitzit?

Yesterday I got a fascinating question that was beyond my scope of knowledge on tzitzit and tzitzit customs. A prospective customer in California was helping his daughter buy a tallit for her groom. The groom follows Benè Romì customs, but did not grow up in an observant home, therefore he did not have a traditional [...]

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Role of the Tallit at the Chuppah

A lot of our customers -- especially at this time of year -- are brides, grooms, parents of the bride or groom and wedding planners getting ready for an upcoming wedding. Today we received an inquiry from a bride-to-be in London whose wedding is still many months away, but she began to give some thought [...]

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Making an Atara for the Groom's Tallit

We often get inquiries from a kallah shopping for a tallit for the groom-to-be. As most wives know, it's not easy to buy clothes for a man and a tallit can be much more challenging. This week we received an inquiry from a young lady named Leslie who is putting extra effort into her chassan's [...]

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Holocaust Era Tallit Katan

The photo of the tallit katan shown below, which was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ten years ago, kept haunting me. I contacted Kyra Schuster, a curator at the Holocaust Museum, and she provided me a bit of information about Chaim Bornstein, the man who found the tallit katan in Poland in [...]

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Talitnia Traditional Tallit - 70 Frum Size

As a fulltime online tallit seller, I do a lot of Google searches on topics related to tallits for sale online. And somehow this tallit, sold on Amazon by a number of Amazon sellers, keeps coming up:Talitnia Traditional Tallit 100% Wool Tallis Talit or Talis R-70 FRUM SIZEAnd at around $77, it's quite a deal. [...]

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Advanced Tzitzit Tying: How tight should I make the first knot?

If you already know how to tie tzitzit, regardless of whether you tie Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Yemenite, Chabad, techelet, etc., you may be wondering how snug to make that first knot. This may sound like a very simple question, but it's not (no pun intended). The issue behind how tight the first knot on the tzitzit should [...]

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Bar Mitzvah Tallit Sets

Many Judaica webstores offer bar mitzvah packages, which they usually calll a "bar mitzvah set." I tried a few times to figure out how to put together bar mitzvah set options, but since the possible combinations are endless, I gave up.  Almost everything on our website could conceivably go into a bar mitzvah set, a term [...]

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Tallit Sizing & Styles

Lately we've gotten a number of questions on tallit sizing from men 6' tall and over (or from a bride buying a tallit for a tall groom). So in this post we'll address tallit sizing for tall men. Here's an interesting inquiry we received last week:I think am interested in purchasing a Chabad tallit. [...]

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